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Motion Pro named 'Official Tools of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days'

July event features the best of vintage motorcycling

The American Motorcyclist Association is proud to announce Motion Pro as the "Official Tools of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days."

Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally kicks off June 20

Johnstown, Pa., event is the sixth of eight stops on 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour

The 22nd Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally starts Thursday, June 20, in Johnstown, Pa., featuring scenic rides, motorcycle demo rides, food...

American Motorcyclist Association announces World, Junior, Women’s Trophy teams to represent the United States in the 2019 FIM International Six Days Enduro

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The American Motorcyclist Association announces the 10 Trophy team riders who have been selected to represent the United States at the 2019 FIM...

Vintage flat track racing on tap for 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres

Seventh round of 2019 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series takes place at Ashland County Fairgrounds on July 6

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June 17 is International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day

American Motorcyclist Association urges all motorcyclists to participate

The American Motorcyclist Association encourages all motorcyclists and scooter riders to ride to work on Monday, June 17, the 28th annual...

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AMA Press Releases

U.S. Senate passes motorcyclist anti-profiling resolution by unanimous consent

Survey: Half of motorcyclists say they have been profiled by law enforcement

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association expresses its deep appreciation to the U.S. Senate, which adopted a resolution Tuesday promoting awareness of motorcyclist profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycling community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling.

Senate Res. 154 also urges state law enforcement officials to condemn motorcyclist profiling in their policies and training materials.

Senate resolutions do not have the force of law.

“In 2015, Congress wisely acted to ban federal highway funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, recognizing that federal funds are better spent on promoting highway safety for all vehicles and drivers," said AMA Vice President of Government Relations Wayne Allard. "Now, the Senate has taken a big step further to help end the discriminatory and ineffective practice of profiling motorcyclists.”

The bipartisan resolution, sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), was cosponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Michael D. Crapo (R-Idaho), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Angus King (I-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).

As adopted, the resolution recognizes the significant increase in motorcycle registrations during the past 20 years, and points out that half of motorcyclists surveyed believe they have been profiled by law enforcement at least once. The resolution also acknowledges that motorcyclist profiling occurs across the nation.

Profiling means the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related apparel as a factor when law enforcement officers decide to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest or search a person or vehicle with or without a legal basis.

In January 2017, the AMA Board of Directors adopted a formal position statement on motorcyclist profiling, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/About-The-AMA/motorcyclist-profiling.

The AMA continues to recommend law enforcement and highway officials focus their efforts on encouraging highway safety in ways that make America’s roads safer for everyone.

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